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Division of Hematology/Oncology

Student Information


Contact Information:

Report to the Division office on Monday morning.
Pick up the schedule about the divisional activities.

Length of Rotation:

One to Two weeks


To familiarize with the common presentations of hematological and Oncologic disorders. Clinical correlation with physical findings and morphologic evaluation of normal and abnormal findings will be the major objective. Also, opportunity will be given for learning the technique of bone marrow and bone marrow biopsies.


Guidance is given for the use of electronic media and the CD
ROMs etc. for expertise in evaluation of smears and pathology
of other materials.


Daily rounds with the assigned faculty. Attend the clinics when there are no conflict with other clerkship activities. Seeing the patients and presenting to the faculty, make a plan of management and review the pertinent literature material. Participate in the Journal Club and all other divisional activities. Attend the several Tumor boards. Weekend rounds are not mandatory. You may choose to round with your attending on the weekend.

Assessment Methods:

Observations during the exposure with the faculty will be the main source for assessing the students. Currently, we plan for written assessment. When possible, the evaluations will be discussed with the students. Any negative performance will be discussed with the student in the earlier part of the rotation.

Rotation Assessment:

This will be evaluated by the division chief and the faculty and will allow us to assess the student expectations and our response.